5.6 Advanced User Guide

5.6.1 Submitting Workflow from Command Line

This is how you can submit a workflow from the command line through the pecan web interface. This will use curl to submit all the requireed parameters to the web interface and trigger a run.

# the host where the model should run
# never use remote sites since you will need to pass your username/password and that WILL be stored
# the site id where to run the model (NIWOT in this case)
# start date and end date, / need to be replaced with %2F or use - (NOT TESTED)

# if of model you want to run, rest of section parameters depend on the model selected (SIPNET 136)
# PFT selected (we should just use a number here)
# NOTE: the square brackets are needed and will need be escaped with a \ if you call this from command line
# initial pool condition (-1 means nothing is selected)
# met data

# variables to collect
# ensemble size
# use sensitivity analysis

# redirect to the edit pecan.xml file
# redirect to edit the model configuration files
# use browndog

For example the following will run the above workflow. Using -v in curl will show verbose output (needed) and the grep will make sure it only shows the redirect. This will show the actual workflowid:

curl -s -v 'http://localhost:6480/pecan/04-runpecan.php?hostname=pecan.vm&siteid=772&start=2004-01-01&end=2004-12-31&modelid=5000000002&pft\[\]=temperate.coniferous&input_poolinitcond=-1&input_met=99000000006' 2>&1 | grep 'Location:'
< Location: 05-running.php?workflowid=99000000004

In this case you can use the browser to see progress, or use the following to see the status:

curl -s 'http://localhost:6480/pecan/dataset.php?workflowid=99000000004&type=file&name=STATUS'
TRAIT   2017-12-13 08:56:56 2017-12-13 08:56:57 DONE
META    2017-12-13 08:56:57 2017-12-13 08:57:13 DONE
CONFIG  2017-12-13 08:57:13 2017-12-13 08:57:14 DONE
MODEL   2017-12-13 08:57:14 2017-12-13 08:57:15 DONE
OUTPUT  2017-12-13 08:57:15 2017-12-13 08:57:15 DONE
ENSEMBLE    2017-12-13 08:57:15 2017-12-13 08:57:16 DONE
FINISHED    2017-12-13 08:57:16 2017-12-13 08:57:16 DONE

Or to show the output log:

curl -s 'http://localhost:6480/pecan/dataset.php?workflowid=99000000004&type=file&name=workflow.Rout'

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